National History Day is preparing to celebrate fifty years of student research. We would love to reconnect with former NHD contest participants. There are many ways for our alumni to make an impact! Whether through judging, mentoring, or supporting the program at the local, regional, affiliate, and national levels, the opportunity to engage with NHD doesn’t end after your competition years do. To get involved, please fill out our Alumni Intake Form and let us know how you're doing!


Acclaimed Alumni
Caroline Shaw
Pulitzer Prize, Music
Photo: AJ Wilhelm for NP
Guy Fieri
Food Network TV Personality
Photo: Food Network
Megan Felt (Stewart), Elizabeth Cambers-Hutton, Sabrina Coons-Murphy, and Jessica Shelton-Ripper
"Fieri said that winning the local and state National History Day Contests was a “really big deal” for him. “It was an influential time for me and was a huge launch pad, kinda like seeing the forest for the trees,” recalled Fieri.  “After that, I finished the school year with better grades than I had ever had and went on to high school.”" The Ferndale Enterprise, 2/3/2017

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